Cervantes Believes Gapi May Have Resorted to the GSU

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Updated: October 26, 2015

Before leaving the Orange Walk District we spoke to Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes Jr. on the raids that officers of the Gang Suppression Unit carried out on the house of his supporters. Cervantes condemns the act believing that his political opponent is now being pressured by the number of people who are now supporting the People’s United Party.

RAMON CERVANTES JR

“I see it as a political revenge. Those two families were very strong UDP families and they made the switch; they came over to PUP and not only have they pledged their support for my candidacy and for the PUP but they have also been very active in writing up these signs that you see in the yard and placing them in the yards of people and putting it up on the lamp posts and they have been very active in campaigning for my candidacy.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“The Commander of the GSU, Mark Flowers has said that he had received information that these families had firearms, that is the reason that they came in, do you believe that?”

GSU Raid - OW NorthRAMON CERVANTES JR

“I do not believe it.  As a matter of fact one of the people, whose home was raided, claimed that he had already been tipped of that the GSU would come and raid his house and try to plant a gun in his home and apparently he heard it from one of his family members that is still a UDP who said he was told by a Minister.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Do you feel that, because the family believes that Gapi Vega was who sent the GSU?”

RAMON CERVANTES JR

“I can’t say that for sure.  I don’t know who, for sure, it is that sent it but I will say in speaking to those people they have made comments for example that during the raid one of the officers was called and he answered the phone and mentioned that they are doing the raid as they spoke. Others have commented that they asked her how much she was paid to put up a PUP sign and they were asking politically related questions. The GSU officers were asking these people politically related question.”

LOCAL REPORTER

“Do you feel that your opponent is being politically pressured and specifically intimated by you and your candidacy here in Orange Walk North?”GSU Raid - OW North 2

RAMON CERVANTES JR

“I think he is being pressured and probably intimidated by the power of the people.”